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Editors: John K. Fairbank, Denis Twitchett

The Cambridge History of China is the largest and most comprehensive history of China in the English language. Planned in the 1960s by the late, distinguished China scholar Professor John K. Fairbank of Harvard, and Denis Twitchett, Professor Emeritus of Princeton, the series covers the grand scale of Chinese history from the 3rd century BC, to the death of Mao Tse-tung. Consisting of fifteen volumes (two of which, Volumes 5 and 9 are to be published in two books), the history embodies both existing scholarship and extensive original research into hitherto neglected subjects and periods. The contributors, all specialists from the international community of Sinologists, cover the main developments in political, social, economic and intellectual life of China in their respective periods. Collectively they present the major events in a long history that encompasses both a very old civilisation and a great modern power. Written not only for students and scholars, but with the general reader in mind, the volumes are designed to be read continuously, or as works of reference. No knowledge of Chinese is necessary; for readers with Chinese, proper names and terms are identified with their characters in the glossary, and full references to Chinese, Japanese, and other works are given in the bibliographies. Numerous maps illustrate the texts. The published volumes have constituted essential reading in Chinese history. See also, The Cambridge History of Ancient China, Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy, eds., a companion to this series covering the period 1500 to 221 BC.

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There are 37 books in this series...

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 9, The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800
Part 2,

  • Edited by Willard J. Peterson
  • Hardback | Published April 2016
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The Cambridge History of China

Volume 9, The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800
Part 2,

  • Edited by Willard J. Peterson
  • Paperback | Published March 2018
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $49.99

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 9, Part 1,

  • Edited by Willard J. Peterson
  • Hardback | Published December 2002
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $135.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 7, The Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644
Part 1,

  • Edited by Frederick W. Mote, Denis Twitchett
  • Hardback | Published February 1988
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 6, Alien Regimes and Border States, 907–1368

  • Edited by Herbert Franke, Denis C. Twitchett
  • Hardback | Published November 1994
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 5, Sung China, 960–1279 AD
Part 2,

  • Edited by John W. Chaffee, Denis Twitchett
  • Hardback | Published March 2015
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $206.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 5, Sung China, 960–1279 AD
Part 2,

  • Edited by John W. Chaffee, Denis Twitchett
  • Paperback | Published March 2018
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $60.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 5, The Sung Dynasty and its Precursors, 907–1279
Part 1,

  • Edited by Denis Twitchett, Paul Jakov Smith
  • Hardback | Published March 2009
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 3, Sui and T'ang China, 589–906 AD, Part One

  • Edited by Denis C. Twitchett
  • Hardback | Published September 1979
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $135.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 2, The Six Dynasties, 220–581

  • Edited by Albert E. Dien, Keith N. Knapp
  • Hardback | Published January 2020
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The Cambridge History of China

Volume 15, The People's Republic
Part 2,

  • Edited by Roderick MacFarquhar, John K. Fairbank
  • Hardback | Published November 1991
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 14, The People's Republic
Part 1,

  • Edited by Roderick MacFarquhar, John K. Fairbank
  • Hardback | Published June 1987
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $135.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 13, Republican China 1912–1949
Part 2,

  • Edited by John K. Fairbank, Albert Feuerwerker
  • Hardback | Published July 1986
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 12, Republican China, 1912–1949
Part 1,

  • Edited by John K. Fairbank
  • Hardback | Published September 1983
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 11, Late Ch'ing, 1800–1911
Part 2,

  • Edited by John K. Fairbank, Kwang-Ching Liu
  • Hardback | Published September 1980
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 10, Late Ch'ing 1800–1911
Part 1,

  • Edited by John K. Fairbank
  • Hardback | Published June 1978
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $135.00

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC–AD 220

  • Edited by Denis Twitchett, Michael Loewe
  • Hardback | Published December 1986
  • Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer | $162.00

The Cambridge History of China 2 Volume Hardback Set

Volume 8, The Ming Dynasty
Part 2,

  • Denis Twitchett, Frederick W. Mote
  • 2 Hardback books | Published April 1998
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